The Big Parade

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], Circa 1925. Vintage program for the 1925 silent film. With the stamp of Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre on the rear wrapper.

During World War I, a wealthy, idle young man joins the US Army's Rainbow Division, and is sent to France to fight, where he befriends two working class men, is hardened by the horrors of war, and falls in love with a French woman. Notable for its realistic depiction of trench warfare, a predecessor to Lewis Milestone's epic anti-war film "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930).

9 x 12 inches. Six leaves, side stapled, with illustrated wrappers. Very Good, splitting at the binding, with moderate edgewear and age toning.

National Film Registry. Rosenbaum 1000. Scorsese, A Personal Journey Through American Movies.

[Book #152278]